A chance to play and beat the Champions. We managed a draw away at a time the Leicester boys were shafting Ranieri, can we do better tonight?
Since Tinkerman left LFC have done very well and seem a rejuvenated team (shameful), we have won two on the bounce. It should be a good game. Leicester tend to rely on the pace of their attack, in particular Vardy.
Vardy and Mahrez. Both AFC targets last summer, both turned us down, both had awful seasons. Good. I was hoping for relegation but mid-table mediocrity will do.
In the excellent Ian Wright interview with Arseblog, Wrighty complained long and hard about our buying policy. On the whole I agree with him, but the non-signing of two Leicester players who just a season before had been journeymen, shows how hard it must be to land the big fish.
Will we continue with the Back 3? Your guess is as good and probably better than mine.
Will AW put out a second string team with the Spurs game in mind on Sunday? I hope not. A win in either gives the same points.
Bellerin Gabriel Koscielny Monreal
Ramsey Coquelin Iwobi
Walcott Welbeck Sanchez
Some rotation is necessary with 3 games in just over a week., and for this reason I would revert to the normal back 4. Resting Ozil may be contentious but I want to see Iwobi and Mesut can have a rest on the bench. Welbeck ahead of Giroud because pace could be important.
Of course, the above team will win, Leicester rarely leave Arsenal with points and we must hope tonight continues the trend.
A win tonight puts us back in the mix for an unlikely Top 4 finish. ….
Let it be So